In addition to the good news spread by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) about tiger population size, the Tiger Reintroduction Project in Panna Tiger Reserve in India appears to be successful.
After running the Tiger Reintroduction Project for three years in Panna, this area which carried no tigers anymore is now a model reintroducing tigers with a population of 18 big cats (including cubs and adolescents).
Panna is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh, some 500 kilometres south of New Delhi. This is a region known for its wild cats, deer, antelope, sloth bear, wolves, hyena, and a large number of migratory bird species. The tiger reserve is spread over 576 km². At some point in the mid-2000s, it became clear that, just as in Sariska Tiger Reserve, Panna had been completely wiped out. Not even one tiger remained in the reserve. (from Andrew Oplas’ blog on Global Tiger Initiative, 10.08.2012)